Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz Blasts Arizona Immigration Law as Un-American

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has condemned Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, calling it un-American. The law requires the police to stop and question anyone who looks like an illegal immigrant. “We are a nation of immigrants,”...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Issues Detailed Report on DEP to the DOI

Assemblyman Englebright & Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduce Geriatric Chemical Dependency Act

Assemblyman Steven Englebright, Chair of the Committee on Aging, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, will be joined by seniors citizens, senior citizen advocates, legislators, providers of services and...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Announces The Anti-Human Trafficking Act of 2006

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, other members of the Assembly, and a large group of advocacy groups led by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition have announced support for A.1898-b, The Anti-Human Trafficking Act of 2006....

Assemblyman Dinowitz Urges Assembly and Senate to Pass Legislation to Support Veterans Exposed to Depleted Uranium

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz expressed confidence that today’s roundtable held by the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs would highlight the need to enact legislation Assemblyman Dinowitz has authored (A9116/S6964) to assist veterans who may...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Speaks on State Budget at Wakefield Meeting

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was the featured speaker at the Wakefield Taxpayer’s Meeting on April 20th. He focused on the recently passed (on-time) state budget, with an emphasis on taxes, health care and education. A major theme of his address...

Dinowitz Urges MTA to Ratify Contract with TWU

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced his support for the TWU’s recent ratification of the contract negotiated with the MTA last December. In a letter to MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow, Chairman and MTA Board Members, Assemblyman Dinowitz stated, the...

Dinowitz Continues Effort to Address the Blight of Naples Terrace Step Street’s Filth

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced his continued efforts to address a blight of Kingsbridge. The Naples Terrace step street is again littered with trash, including beer bottles and food. In a letter to Bronx Borough Department of Sanitation Commissioner...

Local Elected Officials Blast New York City Fire Department over the Closing of the Woodlawn Firehouse

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Congressman Eliot Engel, City Council Member Oliver Koppell, State Senator Jeffrey Klein, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr. are outraged to learn that the Woodlawn Firehouse will be closing in May. The...

Assemblyman Dinowitz’ Depleted Uranium Bill Garners Attention from Assembly Veteran’s Affairs Committee

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’ depleted uranium bill caught the attention of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. To learn more about depleted uranium, the committee has decided to hold a roundtable in New York City on Thursday, April...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Makes Progress with DEP on Environmental Concerns

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz made progress on his request to repair the catch-basin at 2711 Netherland Avenue and to replace a fire-hydrant on West 259th Street near Broadway. Responding to his request, the Department of Environmental Protection fixed...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduces Election Law Bills

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is introducing two pieces of legislation that would amend New York State’s election law. One bill would prohibit primaries on September 11th and the other bill would allow a presidential candidate to remove his or her...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Introduces Legislation to Protect Phone Record Confidentiality

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced that he has introduced legislation that will protect cell phone users from having their personal phone logs sold on the internet (A.9941). The bill is sponsored in the Senate by State Senator Martin Golden. “Right...

Dinowitz Demands Co-ops Receive Fair Treatment for HEAP Grants

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has written a letter to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance urging that the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) give co-op owners the same benefits as private homeowners. The HEAP program grants subsidies to...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Fights for Veterans

Assemblyman Dinowitz has introduced legislation to ensure that the military personnel and veterans of New York State get the best screening and treatment for exposure to hazardous materials, particularly depleted uranium (DU). Depleted uranium was widely...

Rockland County Legislature Supports Assemblyman Dinowitz’s Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

The Legislature of Rockland County recently passed a resolution calling for the Assembly to pass legislation introduced by Assemblyman Dinowitz that addresses the issue of human trafficking. The resolution recognizes the tragedy of human trafficking...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Fights for Veterans Exposed to Depleted Uranium

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced today that he is introducing legislation to assist veterans who may have been exposed to depleted uranium (DU) during their military service. The legislation aims to ensure that military personnel and veterans...

Dinowitz Again Criticizes FDNY for Pulling Local Fire House Resources

In a letter to FDNY Commissioner Scoppetta, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz criticized the decision to pull Engine 81/Ladder 46 from local fire house located on Bailey Avenue on New Years Eve to cover Times Square, and be replaced by only an engine from...

Dinowitz Requests Better Results with Snow Removal Throughout Community and Better Traffic Control at West 239th Street

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has requested better results with snow removal in high trafficked areas in the community and more traffic enforcement agents at the West 239th Street and Henry Hudson Parkway overpass. In letters to both Department of...

The Race for the State Turtle Heats Up

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz visited local schools to oversee student voting for the state reptile. The Assemblyman distributed informational booklets on the different turtle candidates and a voting ballot. Students not only had an opportunity to learn...